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Procedure For Operation Of Refrigerator

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To lay down a procedure for the Operation Of Refrigerator.

2.0 SCOPE

This procedure is applicable for the Operation Of the Refrigerator in the microbiology lab.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

Microbiologist for implementation of this SOP

Head/ Executive Microbiology for overall compliance to this SOP

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY

Head – Quality Control

5.0 PROCEDURE for Operation Of Refrigerator

5.1 Operation :

5.1.1 Connect the power plug to the main power sockets.

5.1.2 Switch ‘ON’ the power supply.

5.1.3 Place calibrated thermometers in a test tube filled with paraffin oil.

5.1.4 Set the thermostat control knob to the ‘NORMAL’ position.

5.1.5 Load the Refrigerator with the items to be stored between 2°C – 8°C.

5.1.6 In case the temperature (2°C – 8°C for the chamber) is not achieved, increase cooling by setting the thermostat to the ‘MAX’ position.

5.1.7 Monitor the temperature twice a day and record the temperature in the format for the Temperature record for the Refrigerator as mentioned in Annexure–I.

Related: SOP operation and Cleaning BOD Incubator Microbiology Department

6.0 REFERENCE

As per In House

7.0 ANNEXURE(S)

Annexure–I: Temperature Record of Refrigerator

8.0 ABBREVIATION(S)

DGM: Deputy General Manager

LAF: Laminar Airflow

QA: Quality Assurance

QC: Quality Control

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

Temperature Record of Refrigerator

Annexure-1

Operation Of Refrigerator

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